Bike Fitting

offered at our nashua practice

get the most out of your ride

Cycling is a great way to build fitness and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, 85% of all cyclists experience some form of knee, back, neck/shoulder, and/or saddle pain when riding. 

Riding a bike should be pain-free! The first step begins with a professional Bike Fit. There are bike shops offering fitting, but we feel these should be tailored to your musculoskeletal needs. Our MPT in Nashua is a cyclist, has worked with professional athletes, and is well-adept at clinical bike fittings. Check out his bio here: Shad Hansen.

who would benefit from a bike fit?

Whether you race, commute, tour, grind gravel, ride tandem or just ride for fitness, a professional bike fitting can help you ride more and hurt less! Each Bike Fit is individualized based on your needs and goals as a cyclists. Specific applications are also available and include:

  • Endurance positioning for on/off-road cycling
  • Aero positioning for Time Trial and Triathlon
  • Cyclocross
  • Mountain bike positioning for Cross Country and Downhill

the clinical bike fit

  • Review of medical and training history
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation as it pertains to each cyclist’s specific demands
  • A brief warm up performed on a stationary resistance trainer
  • Static and dynamic evaluation examining posture, pedaling mechanics and overall position on the bike
  • Retrofit of equipment as needed
  • Medical intervention when indicated
  • Instruction with adaptive exercises when necessary

frequently asked questions

This service can be covered by health insurance; however, we need to first determine ‘medical necessity’ by performance of a Physical Therapy Evaluation. Please call or email us for more information.

Our cash pay rates are as follows:

  • Basic Bike Fit (block pedals or toe clips): $100
  • Complete Bike Fit (incl. adjustment of clipless pedal systems): $150
  • Aero/Triathlon/Tandem Fit: $200
  • Follow up’s for continued adjustment and fine tuning of fit: $75

Bring a clean bike and shoes/cleats! Bring your typical cycling attire (shoes, helmet, gloves, cycling shorts, etc.)

Please note: we do not sell bicycle equipment (saddles, bars, stem’s, etc.) If the optimal position requires replacement of your existing components, we’ll make recommendations for parts and a reputable bike shop to assist you in achieving your Bike Fit goals.

Shad Hansen, MPT, OCS, performs a clinical bike fitting at Apple Nashua